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  1. Michael McDonald: A Journey Into Madness

    November 3, 2012 by BLAKEBUCK

    “It is only through mystery and madness that the soul is revealed” – Thomas Moore

    Sometimes I spend so much time brainstorming, physician planning, and crafting these videos that I begin to go a little insane. By the time I’ve spent another 20 hours mashing up samples and slicing videos, I honestly can’t tell if it’s even funny anymore. And after something like that, it always feels good to slap a video together that’s just completely insane.

    MEDIA LINK: High-Quality Quicktime   MP3 Audio


  2. The Hideki Naganuma Mixtape

    September 19, 2012 by BLAKEBUCK

    Hideki Naganuma is an acclaimed videogame music composer best known for his work on the Jet Set Radio series. However, dosage he also produced tracks for other lesser known games like Sega Rally 2006, there Ollie King, population health and Sonic Rush. Blending elements of techno, funk, hip hop, and madcap sampling of the big beat genre, Naganuma’s style is often both wildly eclectic yet instantly recognizable.

    I’m a die hard Naganuma fan and decided to produce this mix in honor of the re-release of Jet Set Radio on Xbox 360 and PS3. While not all encompassing, I think it gives you good taste of his defining uptempo tracks. It’s a bit wild in parts for sure, but I included some visual elements in the video to break down what’s happening in the mix.

    Be sure to check out Naganuma on iTunes and Amazon – Sega just re-released the original Jet Set Radio soundtrack.  Also, check out this recent interview with him over at RadioSega.net

    Finally, to download the mix as a video or MP3, use the links below.

    Hideki Naganuma Mixtape by blakebuck

    MEDIA LINK: Quicktime Video   Audio MP3

     


  3. The Making of Kung Fu Killforce

    February 28, 2012 by BLAKEBUCK

    A podcast is an online talk show that automatically downloads to your computer, meningitis iPod, generic or mobile device. They’re all the rage with the kids these days – like dubstep, more about abortions, or writing humorous captions on pictures of your cat.

    To listen to any of our podcasts, you can simply play them off the site or subscribe in iTunes via the links below. Come on man, everybody’s doing it. You don’t want to be a square, do you? NOW MURDER YOUR PARENTS.

    Best Damn Podcast Ever

    Our longest running show, BDPE is a comedy talk show about video games. Hosts Blake Buck, William Miller, and Justin Fic elucidate the most complex and subtle nuances of the gaming industry in the most responsible way possible: with unwavering ridicule.

    Listen in iTunes     View all episode on site

    Big Hot Sho Oxford

    A short-run, more freeform comedy show set in the college town of Oxford Mississippi. Featuring Blake Buck, Ben Hutcherson, and a variety of guests, BHS Oxford is what happens when deep intellectual insight meets dangerously idiotic drivel.

    Listen in iTunes

    Inside Mac Games Podcast Classic

    Our first podcast, produced during our time at legendary Mac gaming nexus InsideMacGames.com. While a bit crude compared to our later efforts, longtime fans still get a kick out of. Because they have no friends.

    Listen in iTunes
    After being fired from his industry job, pharmacy
    indie game developer Justin Fic has just 3 months to create his next hit game for the uDevGames competition. This short documentary explores the ups and downs of the indie developer experience.

    To download Kung Fu Killforce, medicine visit Dojotron.com or the Mac App Store.

    MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/Video-TheMakingOfKungFuKillforce.mov


  4. BDPE Episode 96

    October 10, 2011 by BLAKEBUCK

    This week’s episode is a blast from the past, visit this as Buck and Fic reminisce of Steve Jobs, remedy uDevGames, and our days many years ago at InsideMacGames.com.  Though there’s no Miller this week, with Buck now living in New York with Fic, this show quickly devolves into some wild tangents and ends up over 2 hours long!

    Miller and Fic also have entered games into this years uDevGames competition, which is happening this week!  To download Fic’s Kung Fu Killforce or Miller’s Flying Sweden, head over to uDevGames.com. And make sure to vote for both before the contest ends this Thursday!

    News: Steve Jobs Passes Away, Fifa 12 Sells 3.2 Million Copies in One Week, Apple’s Siri Posed to Become Self-Aware, Gears of War 3 DLC Detailed, Unreal Engine Running via Flash, TV Networks Coming to Xbox, Wii Self-Defense Trainer Announced

    Tapes: The Binding of Isaac (PC/Mac), Gears of War 3 (360), Wizorb (Xbox Indie Games), Mercury HG (XBLA), Sleep No More (Alternate Reality Game?)

    If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

    MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode96.mp3


  5. BDPE Episode 95

    September 19, 2011 by BLAKEBUCK

    Only five episodes until episode 100!  What does that mean?  Well none of us are entirely sure at the moment, overweight but we’ll think of something.  Either that or just do whatever you guys suggest in the forums.  Honestly, cialis sale we’re awful at this whole, glaucomapreparing” thing.  So enjoy episode 95 while we prepare 96 for a few more months.

    Also on this week show, we discuss Sony’s Vita and new tablets, the merits of in-game advertising, and question the role of civilian violence in war games.

    News: Sony Showing PS Vita Games at Tokyo Games Show, Study Shows Violence Negatively Affects In-Game Advertising, LA Noire’s Team Bondi = Dead, Sony’s Tablets Still Blow, DICE Axes Civilians from Battlefield 3, Child of Eden Gets Bundled with Kinect, and Square Enix announces Deus Ex Inspired Clothing.

    Tapes: Deus Ex Human Evolution (360/PS3), Sword and Sorcery (iOS), Stacking (XBLA), Catherine (360/PS3), Hole in the Wall (XBLA)

    If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

    MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode95.mp3


  6. BDPE Episode 94

    September 7, 2011 by BLAKEBUCK

    “Neither snow, cialis nor rain, rehabilitation nor heat, ampoule nor gloom of night stays these courageous couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” – Some dude.  Who was not at all referencing the lackluster speed at which these episodes are often posted.

    Also on this week’s show, the hosts are noticably less drunk, Blake goes off on a long tangent about Atari Pinball, and Justin Fic reminisces of dressing up as a pirate and accosting evangelical Christians and babies.

    News: Steve Jobs Steps Down from Apple, Halo CE Anniversary to be 3D Compatible, Deux Ex Human Revolution and OnLive Snubbed by Gamestop, Mortal Kombat Collection coming to XBLA and PSN, and More Developer Trashtalking over Vita and 3DS.

    Tapes: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (360), Forget Me Not (iOS)

    If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

    MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode94.mp3


  7. BDPE Episode 93

    August 25, 2011 by BLAKEBUCK

    In the videogames industry, sick lawsuits happen.  In fact, pharmacy they happen a lot.  If only there was some way to sort through all the legal documents and bureaucracy.  But perhaps Minecraft designer Notch has the best idea yet for settling legal battles: Quake 3 Deathmath.

    Also on this week’s show, we discuss emulators and the importance of accuracy in game preservation, William refuses to read news, and Sudosushi promises to set up our store by next week.  Totally.

    News: Sony Says Mobile Gamers Moving to Vita, Heavy Iron Studios Somehow in the News, PS3 Pricedrop, Infamous 2 Announced, NFL Sunday Ticket Coming to PS3, Nintendo Releasing New Wii in Europe, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Releasing November 18th, Bethesda Sues Minecraft – Notch Suggests Settling Grievance Via Quake 3 Arena Deathmatch, Battlefield 3 Not Releasing on Steam.

    Tapes: The Last Rocket (iOS), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Ninja Baseball Batman (MAME), Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (360/PS3).

    If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

    MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode93.mp3


  8. BDPE Episode 92

    August 20, 2011 by BLAKEBUCK

    Game designer.  Podcaster.  Fashionista.  Handsome be-deviler.  These are all words that have been used to describe William Miller.  But perhaps none are more fitting then the moniker he received from a listener many years ago – “The Silent Glue

    Sure, approved Miller may not have the obscene depravity of Justin Fic, nor the drunken esoteric ramblings of Blake Buck.  And indeed, sometimes he is simply coding and not paying attention to the show at all. But without him, BDPE lacks a certain zest.  Or maybe it’s just your heartburn.

    News: Nintendo Bringing Mario to iOS?, Battlefield 3 to Require Origin on PC, Age of Conan Doubles Revenue after Moving to Free Model, Google+ to Add Games, Just Dance 2 Sells 5 Millon Copies, More Minecon Details, Rage for PC to have Always On DRM

    Tapes: Bastion Recap (XBLA), Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (360 & PS3), Gaming Sales Charts (Not an actual tape)

    If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

    MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode92.mp3


  9. BDPE Episode 91

    August 14, 2011 by BLAKEBUCK

    On this week’s show, drugstore we interview Mike Ambrogi of Final Form Games, shop the developer behind the indie sensation Jamestown.  Topics of discussion include the history of Final Form Games, the team’s design process, Jamestown’s marketing and distribution, and address the rumors of a release on a new platform.

    We had so much fun chatting it up with Mike, the interview ran twice as long as expected.  And afterwards, we still had to do the rest of the show – so this week’s episode is a monster, weighing in at almost two hours!  Hopefully you can still fit all 110 megs of it on you Samsung Yepp.

    News: New Scribblenauts Rumors, Call of Duty Black Ops Runs Out of Ideas – Puts Zombies on Moon, Microsoft Pushing Kinect on XBLA, Diablo III Shipping This Year?, Mincraft Convention Announced, Borderlands 2 Announced

    Tapes: From Dust (XBLA), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Zookeeper (Arcade) – Can you beat this heat?

    If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

    MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode91.mp3


  10. BDPE Episode 90

    August 5, 2011 by BLAKEBUCK

    Sometimes, prostate things go missing.  Your keys, information pills your pet frog, your virginity at that 98 Degrees concert. Or in case of former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi, 300 million dollars in stock. Luckily, Nintendo has a trick up it’s sleeve – a wily yet cantankerous crimefigther by the name of Mauchilock.

    Though he may look docile, he has the heart of a samurai. On his desk. And if you gamer sissies give him any lip, he’ll boot your company from his platform for the next decade.

    Also on this week’s show, we discuss the role of non-video gaming, Blake gets bitten by spiders, and Justin Fic gives us some details on his new game, Kung Fu Killforce.  If you want a sneak peak, be sure to check it out in the forums.

    News: Nintendo Drastically Cuts 3DS to $170, Iwata an other Nintendo Execs take Paycuts, Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Ships 4 Million Units, Ubisoft Claims DRM is Effective, Evo 2011 in Las Vegas, and Sony Ships a Surprising Number of Units Last Quarter.

    Tapes: Fic Visits Arcade Exhibit at the NYC Museum of Modern Art, Stacking (XBLA), Atari Greatest Hits (iPhone), Bastion (XBLA)

    If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

    MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode90.mp3